Wintertime can bring freezing temperatures that adversely affect your pond and pond life. If you live in an area where you experience freezing temperatures, your pond can end up freezing over. This can eliminate sufficient airflow and movement in the water, which can end up killing your fish. We recommend a reliable deicer to keep your pond from freezing. In this article, we will review the features of Outdoor Water Solutions’ new Ice-Away De-Icer.
An Eco-Friendly, Submersible Motor
One of the first things to look at is the motor. The stainless-steel Franklin Electric submersible motor is an excellent choice. It is U.L. recognized, and C.S.A. certified. In addition, the submersible aspect of the motor is ideal because it won’t freeze in the pond waters. Other deicers that are installed on the dock run the risk of freezing over, shutting the motor down altogether. Another benefit of the Franklin Electric submersible deicer is that it is eco-friendly. The motor does not use oil to operate. In fact, it is water-cooled and water-lubricated, making it a perfect choice for your pond.
When it comes to a deicer, low maintenance is always a plus. In this case, this submersible deicer does not have any seals or bearings you need to maintain. You also don’t have to worry about long shafts that could bend, become out of balance or eventually break off. The dimensions of the motor shaft are 5/8 inch in diameter and 1 ½ inches long.
A Sturdy and Reliable Design
The design is vital for your deicer as well. You do not want your deicer to break down in the middle of a cold snap. The Franklin Electric submersible motor features a computer-designed propeller with high speeds. The propeller is also foul-resistant, meaning it won’t get tangled up in stray fishing lines or nets.
A Good Choice for Your Pond
The Franklin Electric submersible motor has a diffuser that features an exclusive flow. The directional flow is ideal for keeping a spot where ice won’t form in the pond. This prevents trapped gases from forming, allowing these particles to escape. One recommendation to keep your pond from freezing is to complement your deicer with an aeration system. By doing this, the airflow from the aerator along with the deicer can keep your water flowing nicely. The Franklin Electric submersible deicer also comes with a two-year warranty, which is perfect if you need a replacement.